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Duke’s Travel Center dirt work begun off I-30

The site preparation for the much anticipated Duke’s Travel Center was begun last week after the parent company, Zanbaka USA, LLC, filed development plans with the City of Mount Vernon.

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Ambulance service changes Tuesday

Hopkins County EMS will assume duties as the new provider for Emergency Medical Services, including ambulance transport at Noon Tuesday, December 20.

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Early transition planned for ambulance, EMS services

Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services (HC-EMC) teams are ready to roll in Franklin County with the change over date moved up 11 days to noon on Tuesday, December 20, in order to avoid the transition happening during the new year’s holiday.

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Security improvements requested for county

Lag-times in receiving notifications, poor image quality from analogue cameras, and a need to expand the number of cameras to provide coverage in blind spots has Franklin County Commissioners Court members looking into costs and a change in providers as requested by Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones.

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Lightning strikes two homes, three record highs recorded in November

Two homes in Franklin County were struck by lightning during thunderstorms in November 2016, and three record highs were recorded during the month.

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Steven Hammons appointed to local city council

Steven HammonsSteven Hammons was appointed to fill the empty Place 5 seat on the Mount Vernon City Council in a unanimous vote of those present for the monthly meeting Monday night, December 12.

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Four guilty, five more enter plea agreements in NETO cases

Four more former employees of the defunct Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. have been found guilty and five others await final judgement after entering pleas in United States District Court Eastern District of Texas in Texarkana

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CodeRED sign up, update recommended

Have you ever wanted to get updates about severe weather or emergency situations? Well, the Franklin County government has a deal for you and it is free.

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Council tables request from Mobilitie

The Mount Vernon City Council tabled or took no action on four out of six items on their Monday night special agenda, including a request for a wireless tower from Mobilitie, Inc.

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